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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
SF Barnes (Eng) v South Africa Durban 13 Dec 1913 13 Dec 1901 12y 0d 24 Test # 130
Waqar Younis (Pak) v New Zealand Auckland 10 Feb 1994 15 Nov 1989 4y 87d 27 Test # 1248
CV Grimmett (Aus) v England Nottingham 8 Jun 1934 27 Feb 1925 9y 101d 28 Test # 233
HJ Tayfield (SA) v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1957 24 Dec 1949 8y 7d 29 Test # 445
IT Botham (Eng) v West Indies The Oval 24 Jul 1980 28 Jul 1977 2y 362d 29 Test # 883
DW Steyn (SA) v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2008 17 Dec 2004 4y 9d 29 Test # 1902
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) v South Africa Abu Dhabi 14 Oct 2013 4 Jul 2009 4y 102d 29 Test # 2098
DK Lillee (Aus) v New Zealand Auckland 25 Feb 1977 29 Jan 1971 6y 27d 31 Test # 798
SK Warne (Aus) v England Melbourne 24 Dec 1994 2 Jan 1992 2y 356d 31 Test # 1279
SCG MacGill (Aus) v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 30 Jan 1998 6y 38d 31 Test # 1685
AME Roberts (WI) v England Nottingham 5 Jun 1980 6 Mar 1974 6y 91d 33 Test # 880
AA Donald (SA) v Australia Centurion 21 Mar 1997 18 Apr 1992 4y 337d 33 Test # 1362
GD McKenzie (Aus) v South Africa Cape Town 31 Dec 1966 22 Jun 1961 5y 192d 34 Test # 613
LR Gibbs (WI) v India Chennai 13 Jan 1967 5 Feb 1958 8y 342d 34 Test # 614
EAS Prasanna (India) v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1975 10 Jan 1962 13y 1d 34 Test # 752
JR Thomson (Aus) v England Perth 14 Dec 1979 29 Dec 1972 6y 350d 34 Test # 864
RJ Hadlee (NZ) v India Christchurch 6 Mar 1981 2 Feb 1973 8y 32d 34 Test # 898
MD Marshall (WI) v Australia Adelaide 7 Dec 1984 15 Dec 1978 5y 358d 34 Test # 1002
A Kumble (India) v West Indies Kingston 6 Mar 1997 9 Aug 1990 6y 209d 34 Test # 1357
GD McGrath (Aus) v England The Oval 21 Aug 1997 12 Nov 1993 3y 282d 34 Test # 1377
MG Johnson (Aus) v New Zealand Hamilton 27 Mar 2010 8 Nov 2007 2y 139d 34 Test # 1957
WA Johnston (Aus) v England Melbourne 31 Dec 1954 28 Nov 1947 7y 33d 35 Test # 393
WW Hall (WI) v England Lord's 16 Jun 1966 28 Nov 1958 7y 200d 35 Test # 606
MA Holding (WI) v India Bridgetown 15 Apr 1983 28 Nov 1975 7y 138d 35 Test # 954
J Garner (WI) v Australia Bridgetown 30 Mar 1984 18 Feb 1977 7y 41d 35 Test # 986
CJ McDermott (Aus) v India Adelaide 25 Jan 1992 22 Dec 1984 7y 34d 35 Test # 1184
CEL Ambrose (WI) v Australia Brisbane 27 Nov 1992 2 Apr 1988 4y 239d 35 Test # 1202
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) v England Manchester 31 May 2001 8 Sep 1995 5y 265d 35 Test # 1547
Harbhajan Singh (India) v New Zealand Mohali 16 Oct 2003 25 Mar 1998 5y 205d 35 Test # 1662
Danish Kaneria (Pak) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 26 Mar 2006 29 Nov 2000 5y 117d 35 Test # 1794
AV Bedser (Eng) v South Africa Manchester 5 Jul 1951 22 Jun 1946 5y 13d 36 Test # 336
JC Laker (Eng) v West Indies Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 21 Jan 1948 9y 164d 36 Test # 441
JA Snow (Eng) v Australia Nottingham 13 Jul 1972 17 Jun 1965 7y 26d 36 Test # 700
BS Chandrasekhar (India) v West Indies Port of Spain 7 Apr 1976 21 Jan 1964 12y 77d 36 Test # 775
TM Alderman (Aus) v New Zealand Wellington 15 Mar 1990 18 Jun 1981 8y 270d 36 Test # 1141
IR Bishop (WI) v Sri Lanka St John's 13 Jun 1997 25 Mar 1989 8y 80d 36 Test # 1369
M Muralitharan (SL) v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 14 Jan 1998 28 Aug 1992 5y 139d 36 Test # 1395
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) v South Africa Durban 26 Feb 1998 19 Jan 1990 8y 38d 36 Test # 1403
SM Pollock (SA) v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999 16 Nov 1995 4y 9d 36 Test # 1471
GP Swann (Eng) v India The Oval 18 Aug 2011 11 Dec 2008 2y 250d 36 Test # 2004
MW Tate (Eng) v New Zealand The Oval 29 Jul 1931 14 Jun 1924 7y 45d 37 Test # 210
RR Lindwall (Aus) v England Leeds 23 Jul 1953 29 Mar 1946 7y 116d 37 Test # 375
FS Trueman (Eng) v South Africa Birmingham 9 Jun 1960 5 Jun 1952 8y 4d 37 Test # 492
AK Davidson (Aus) v England Leeds 6 Jul 1961 11 Jun 1953 8y 25d 37 Test # 509
Imran Khan (Pak) v Sri Lanka Lahore 22 Mar 1982 3 Jun 1971 10y 292d 37 Test # 927
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) v England Multan 12 Nov 2005 29 Nov 1997 7y 348d 37 Test # 1770
SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC) v Pakistan Faisalabad 20 Nov 2005 8 Aug 2002 3y 104d 38 Test # 1772
N Kapil Dev (India) v England Lord's 10 Jun 1982 16 Oct 1978 3y 237d 39 Test # 928
GF Lawson (Aus) v England Leeds 8 Jun 1989 28 Nov 1980 8y 192d 39 Test # 1121
MG Hughes (Aus) v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 1992 13 Dec 1985 7y 13d 39 Test # 1205
ARC Fraser (Eng) v South Africa Birmingham 4 Jun 1998 6 Jul 1989 8y 333d 39 Test # 1417
D Gough (Eng) v West Indies Birmingham 15 Jun 2000 30 Jun 1994 5y 351d 39 Test # 1500
HH Streak (Zim) v India Bulawayo 7 Jun 2001 1 Dec 1993 7y 188d 39 Test # 1548
MH Mankad (India) v Australia Chennai 19 Oct 1956 22 Jun 1946 10y 119d 40 Test # 431
R Benaud (Aus) v Pakistan Karachi 4 Dec 1959 25 Jan 1952 7y 313d 40 Test # 481
S Ramadhin (WI) v England Kingston 17 Feb 1960 8 Jun 1950 9y 254d 40 Test # 489
GAR Lock (Eng) v Pakistan Dhaka 19 Jan 1962 17 Jul 1952 9y 186d 40 Test # 521
DL Underwood (Eng) v West Indies Georgetown 22 Mar 1974 30 Jun 1966 7y 265d 40 Test # 737
J Srinath (India) v New Zealand Kanpur 22 Oct 1999 29 Nov 1991 7y 327d 40 Test # 1464
JN Gillespie (Aus) v West Indies Georgetown 10 Apr 2003 29 Nov 1996 6y 132d 40 Test # 1638
MJ Hoggard (Eng) v Bangladesh Chester-le-Street 3 Jun 2005 29 Jun 2000 4y 339d 40 Test # 1753
B Lee (Aus) v England Manchester 11 Aug 2005 26 Dec 1999 5y 228d 40 Test # 1760
HMRKB Herath (SL) v Pakistan Pallekele 8 Jul 2012 22 Sep 1999 12y 290d 40 Test # 2048
BS Bedi (India) v New Zealand Wellington 13 Feb 1976 31 Dec 1966 9y 44d 41 Test # 772
RGD Willis (Eng) v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 9 Jan 1971 7y 227d 41 Test # 830
Wasim Akram (Pak) v England Lord's 18 Jun 1992 25 Jan 1985 7y 145d 41 Test # 1190
Umar Gul (Pak) v England Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2012 20 Aug 2003 8y 150d 41 Test # 2030
PM Siddle (Aus) v India Delhi 22 Mar 2013 17 Oct 2008 4y 156d 41 Test # 2085
M Ntini (SA) v West Indies Centurion 16 Jan 2004 19 Mar 1998 5y 303d 42 Test # 1682
M Morkel (SA) v England Lord's 16 Aug 2012 26 Dec 2006 5y 234d 42 Test # 2053
AR Caddick (Eng) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001 3 Jun 1993 7y 285d 43 Test # 1537
MS Panesar (Eng) v India Mumbai 23 Nov 2012 1 Mar 2006 6y 267d 43 Test # 2062
Abdul Qadir (Pak) v India Ahmedabad 4 Mar 1987 14 Dec 1977 9y 80d 44 Test # 1071
CA Walsh (WI) v Australia Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991 9 Nov 1984 6y 161d 44 Test # 1169
CL Cairns (NZ) v West Indies Wellington 26 Dec 1999 24 Nov 1989 10y 32d 44 Test # 1478
Iqbal Qasim (Pak) v England Lahore 25 Nov 1987 24 Dec 1976 10y 336d 45 Test # 1081
DK Morrison (NZ) v Pakistan Christchurch 8 Dec 1995 4 Dec 1987 8y 4d 45 Test # 1316
JM Anderson (Eng) v South Africa Cape Town 3 Jan 2010 22 May 2003 6y 226d 45 Test # 1946

Time is based on the start of the debut match and the start of the match in which the milestone was achieved
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Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]

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